Author Archives: Loknath Das

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob review, test ride

We recently got a chance to sample the Harley-Davidson Softail line-up that’s all new for 2018. A total of eight bikes built on a common engine and chassis platform, of which four are coming to India – the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Street Bob and Heritage Classic. Over some wonderful twisty roads outside Barcelona, we spent two days riding three ... Read More »

2017 Tata Tigor long term review, first report

New-gen Tata cars like the Zest, Hexa and the Tiago have been doing well to put the brand back in the highly contested passenger vehicle arena. We had the Tiago for a year, which endorsed our belief that Tata Motors has really upped its game in the aspects of fit and finish and overall build quality. So, when the Tigor ... Read More »

Nissan enters used-car business with Nissan Intelligent Choice

CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 28:   Japanese auto maker Nissan has launched its pre-owned car business under the brand Nissan Intelligent Choice (NIC) in India. NIC will offer certified pre-owned Nissan and Datsun cars and customers can also exchange any brand’s used car with a new Nissan and Datsun vehicle, according to a statement from the company. NIC Programme will be operational in ... Read More »

Sunny Leone’s new car will give you serious life goals

Sunny Leone seems to be doing rather well for herself, as is evidenced by her latest automotive purchase. Given her American upbringing you’d think she’d be partial to a big pick-up truck or a Cadillac. But it turns out that Sunny prefers her cars to be a tad more exotic; and nothing spells out exotic quite like a Maserati. The Maserati in ... Read More »

GENERAL MOTORS IS GOING ALL ELECTRIC

AFTER MORE THAN a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023. That product onslaught puts the company at the forefront of an ... Read More »

New car registrations in UK fall sharply in September

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Renault India eyes one new car a year as medium-term plan

French carmaker Renault is planning to expand its presence in India by unveiling one new model every year as part of a medium-term strategy in India, Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and MD, Renault India Operations said. Talking to The Hindu, he said, “We are keen to build the right portfolio of good cars from our company for this market and [are] ... Read More »

Sunny Leone’s new car will give you serious life goals

Sunny Leone seems to be doing rather well for herself, as is evidenced by her latest automotive purchase. Given her American upbringing you’d think she’d be partial to a big pick-up truck or a Cadillac. But it turns out that Sunny prefers her cars to be a tad more exotic; and nothing spells out exotic quite like a Maserati. The Maserati in ... Read More »

Buying a used car: 8 things to know

Here’s a fact. For every three new cars sold in India, there are about four used ones that exchange hands. As you can imagine, the used car market is thriving, and how. The reasons to consider going for a pre-owned car are centred around, but not limited to, how much financial sense they make. With new cars losing value literally ... Read More »

One-of-five Pierce Silver Arrow goes to auction this week

In 1933, the $10,000 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow represented unattainable luxury for Americans after the Great Depression had seen half of America’s banks fail and one third of Americans unemployed(Credit: RM-Sotheby’s) The “silver arrow” has been a constant throughout the history of story telling, from the bows of Eros (Cupid), Artemis and Apollo, through Robin Hood, to the nickname for the silver cars by Mercedes Benz ... Read More »